Always apply the tape on clean feet and keep your feet dry. The effectiveness of taping is based on level of plantar fasciitis In acute cases, plantar fasciitis taping only may not be sufficient to
decrease the pain and should be used in addition to arch support or over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen and naproxen. However, pain relievers do not cure
the real cause. That is why plantar fasciitis taping is most effective when combined with treatments techniques that are not meant for symptom relief only but deal with the root reason of the pain as
The next crucial thing to do is immediately put on a comfortable pair of shoes and orthotic shoe insoles. This will help to cushion and support the bottom of your foot and help to keep it from more
injury. If you utilize the proper plantar fasciitis stretching exercises and arch support inserts, you will see a great improvement in your heel pain. You should really pay attention to your body and
if you are aware of foot pain, talk to a doctor as soon as possible. This will ensure that your pain does not become a more serious issue.
Morning plantar fasciitis is commonly the most painful type of heel pain associated with this condition. This is because pain from plantar fasciitis is often felt more in the morning. After long
periods of rest, such as after waking up in the morning, an inflamed area of the plantar fascia ligament becomes stressed when pressure is put on it. The first steps taken in the morning are usually
extremely painful. Terrible morning plantar fasciitis pain results from the plantar fascia ligament being over stretched and becoming inflamed within a few steps.
The option of surgery for treatment of plantar fasciitis is prescribed only, if the pain is very severe and if natural treatments do not cure the condition. The most common type of surgical treatment
is the plantar fascia release or which is medically known as, endoscopic plantar fasciotomy. This involves the release or removal of the fascia, by preparing a small incision on the inside of the
heel. Further, the inflamed tissue is either released or removed. Other commonly followed treatment is the heel spur removal. Heel spur removal aims at removing the heel spur and repairing the
plantar fascia region.
A good exercise that you can perform before sitting up is to stretch your foot by moving it up and down ten times. An alternative exercise you should do while sitting is to roll a rolling pin or
tennis ball with the arch of your foot. Once you can, move on to doing this exercise as you are standing up. After these exercises, put on your shoes with arch support inserts inside them, or wear
supportive sandals. Don’t start the day walking without shoes on hard floors or tiles, or it can be guaranteed that your heel pain will come back.
During sleep, feet normally point downward, which allows the plantar fascia to contract. Night splints are used to keep the ankle at 90 degrees during sleep instead of allowing the foot to rest in
flexion. Abnormal foot structure increases the chance one will develop plantar fasciitis. People with high arches have greater gravitational force across the plantar fascia while feet with low arches
roll inward more during with walking putting tension on plantar fasciitis. Night splints can prevent contracture of the calf muscles, control abnormal pronation or the tendency of foot to roll
inward, and maintain the anatomical length of the plantar fascia without stretching.
Of all the hours I spent reading and researching a plantar fasciitis cure or remedy, my lightbulb moment came by surprise. In the As Seen on TV section of a store I saw Yoga Toes. Yoga Toes is a
small bubbled ladder that goes between your toes to stretch out the ligaments and tendons in your foot side to side. But it was $30. So I wondered if I could think of something else that would
stretch out my feet in the same way but cheaper. Then I thought of the foam pedicure toe separators. They were only $1 a pair.
Other effective techniques include use of a slant board ( Figure 3 ) or placing a two-inch × four-inch piece of wood ( Figure 4 ) in areas where the patient stands for a prolonged time (e.g.,
workplaces, kitchen or stoves) to use in stretching the calf. Dynamic stretches such as rolling the foot arch over a 15-oz size can or a tennis ball are also useful ( Figure 5 ) Cross-friction
massage above the plantar fascia ( Figure 6 ) and towel stretching ( Figure 7 ) may be done before getting out of bed and serve to stretch the plantar fascia.
Someone will cause wear and tear on their plantar fascia at the insertion on the heal bone, and at night this strain is relieved when they lie horizontally and allow their feet to go limp. From this
orientation, their foot and leg are in a position totally different from the one found through much of the day. This relaxed position causes the plantar fascia to become similar to a relaxed rubber
band. With all of the healing that occurs during sleep being destroyed every morning, the restorative nature of sleep is no longer found in the heel, and the pain continues.
As we all know, all our tissues are connected to muscles, and other tissues. Therefore, it is necessary to rehabilitate connected areas of the feet as well. One of the important plantar Fasciitis
stretches is the calf stretch and this helps to loosen the calf muscles that in turn, help remove pain on the arch of the feet. To do this, you have to stand facing a wall, about 1 to 2 feet from it.
Then, stretch out your arms and lean towards the wall with the arms serving as your anchor. You should place one foot at the front and the other at the back.